Jude Law has been announced as a presenter at this month’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards. The annual ceremony takes place on Monday, January 27 at the Dorchester Hotel in London. Melvyn Bragg will host the ceremony, which recognises the best of British culture across different art forms.
The US trailer for Jude’s newest film Dom Hemingway has been released online ahead of its April 4th release date. Watch it now!
Jude Law has joined the growing list of household-name celebrities to support Garden Re-Leaf Day’s popular Gardening Quiz, by recording a round of questions. The brain-teasing audio quiz is available as a customer event opportunity to any garden centre taking part in the annual fund-raising day in March.
The star joins Skyfall’s ‘Miss Moneypenny’, actress Naomie Harris in presenting a section of the questions. EastEnders cast members Danny Dyer (new Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter) and Patsy Palmer (fiery market trader Bianca Butcher) have also lent their familiar voices to the quiz, in addition to a round recorded by impressionist Alistair McGowan – in the vocal style of celebrities John Humphrys, David Mitchell, Matt Baker, Dara Ó Briain and Stephen Fry.
The quiz, which includes both general knowledge and gardening rounds, can be ordered by all retailers, suppliers and other organisations participating in Garden Re-Leaf Day, with funds raised going towards its chosen charity, Greenfingers. The production of the quiz and accompanying CDs are being provided by Garden Radio, as part of its support for the event.
If Jude Law hasn’t seemed as high-profile a film presence in recent years as he was earlier in the millennium, it’s at least in part because of the good chunk of time he’s spent brushing up on his Shakespeare.
The British actor is currently starring in an acclaimed West End production of Henry V, directed by Michael Grandage, who in 2009 guided him in a Donmar Warehouse staging of Hamlet that transferred to Broadway, earning Law a Tony Award nomination. In between, in 2011, Law squeezed in on a Donmar revival of Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie.
Chatting in his spacious dressing room at the Noel Coward Theatre before a performance of Henry V, Law — who became one of Hollywood’s most prominent rising stars in the late ’90s and early ’00s, collecting Oscar nods for The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain — stresses that live theater “is what made me want to become an actor. The idea of not indulging myself in the thing I really love would seem insane to me.”
Seeming relaxed but animated about two hours before curtain, Law notes that he had been, in particular, “very, very keen to do another Shakespeare part. When I first discussed doing Hamlet five or six years ago, Henry was also on the list of roles I wanted to get before I turned 40 or 41, which is the age that I’m at.” (Law celebrated a birthday Dec. 29.)
Paul McCartney has released his latest music video, the official clip for New single “Queenie Eye.” Directed by Simon Aboud, the just-released short finds the former Beatle recording the track in the famed London studio with a little help from his very famous friends. Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Meryl Streep, Jude Law, Sean Penn, Jeremy Irons, Chris Pine, and more appear in the clip, which finds Paul pounding out the fuzz-covered song in the middle of the star-filled gathering.
With just a few weeks to go before the release of ‘Dom Hemingway’ in UK, Lionsgate has debuted the first TV spot online. Check it out below!
Focus Features have released first production stills for Jude’s upcoming movie, ‘Black Sea’ via Entertainment Weekly. You can see them in the gallery. Below you will also find the EW article that gives us a bit more insight into the movie and Jude’s character.
Jude Law is a handsome man. He’s got the look of a wealthy, privileged playboy and has been cast as such more than a few times in his career. So when The Last King of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald started looking for a blue-collar guy to take on the lead role in his submarine thriller Black Sea, it’s easy to understand why he was hesitant to even consider the golden boy.
“I wanted somebody in their middle age and who was British and who could convincingly be a blue-collar guy,” Macdonald told EW. “If you look around Hollywood, there aren’t very many who look like that and certainly not stars. I went to see him thinking ‘well Jude Law is great, but he’s not really him.’”
But Law isn’t afraid of making an unglamorous transformation, whether he’s sporting rotting teeth for Contagion, yellowed fingernails for Road to Perdition, or an exaggerated receding hairline for Anna Karenina. He quickly convinced Macdonald that he could play the role of an embittered and unemployed former Navy man. Law adopted an Aberdeen accent, put on weight, built up his forearms and shoulders, shaved his head and let the stubble grow out and suddenly, he wasn’t the lithe Dickie Greenleaf anymore. He was a man you could imagine gathering a group of hardened Russian and British seamen for a trip to disputed waters, in search of treasure that might be sitting at the bottom of the Black Sea in a World War II era U-boat.